Mason Greenwood set Man Utd Premier League record as Ole Gunner Solskjaer outlines expectations for teenage striker
Advertisement SPONSORED / Mason Greenwood starts his first Premier League game for Manchester United against Cardiff this afternoon (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Mason Greewood won’t be fazed as he becomes the youngest player in Manchester United’s history to start a Premier League game.The teenager made his first United appearance as a late substitute against Paris Saint-Germian in the Champions League back in March and also made a cameo appearance against Arsenal in the same week.Injuries have prevented the forward, who has been prolific at youth level, from forcing his way into Solskjear’s team up until now but has been handed a chance by his manager against already relegated Cardiff at Old Trafford.‘I think so we have been waiting to play Mason. Training with us now for the last three or four months, he has been really good, said Solskajer of the 17-year-old who has scored 30 goals in 29 appearances this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT ‘We’ve had a couple of injuries but in the end we’ve ended up with the team we’re starting with but hopefully we can see them on the pitch.‘[Antonio’s’] been a fantastic servant to the club. He’s been Player of the Year, he’s won so many trophies.‘I will do whatever we can to get him on the pitch andI am sure he will be sad, emotional, towards the end because he has had such a great time here.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors 1/1 Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad Video Settings 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I don’t think he will be fazed, he is not that type of player.’Ander Herrera, whose departure was confirmed yesterday, is in attendance but misses out through injury, while club captain Antonio Valencia is named as a substitute for his farewell game after a decade of service.Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw and Alexis Sanchez all miss out through injury, but Greenwood’s fellow academy graduates James Garner and Angel Gomes have been forced to make to with a place on the bench.‘Garner and Gomes? They were in contention to start as well,’ added Solskjaer. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Full Screen Advertisement Read More Read More Top articles Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 2:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link159Shares Read More Skip by Metro PLAY Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Mason Greenwood set Man Utd Premier League record as Ole Gunner Solskjaer outlines expectations for teenage striker Coming Next
Meanwhile the fitness of Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal are the main concerns of Anthony Foley ahead of Sunday’s Pro 12 derby meeting with Leinster.Munster will train and hold a press briefing in Cork today looking ahead to that game. A proposed move by the province to secure the Australian captain’s services failed in the wake of the World Cup.But Nucifora claims it was merely a case of the Wallaby hooker turning down Munster’s offer, instead signing a fresh 4-year deal with the A-R-U.Nucifora also says that whether Robbie Henshaw moves to Leinster or elsewhere will be purely the decision of the Connacht centre.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Defensively, he blocks shots for us, makes plays and gets us out running,” Walton said of Black. “He dives to the basket hard. If they decide to double or mess the rotations up at all, we get some easy looks. He hits the offensive glass pretty hard and gets us second and third opportunities.”Meanwhile, Lakers guard Jose Calderon will miss his seventh consecutive game because of a strained right hamstring. He had planned to complete running and shooting drills at an increased speed Friday after spending Thursday’s practice completing sprints at 60-70 percent speed and spot shooting. But Walton said Calderon did not complete any work Friday before stressing he has had no setbacks.Instead, Walton said he consulted Calderon’s opinion on various non-disclosed basketball issues. Walton also talked about “life” with Calderon, an 11-NBA year veteran and veteran of the Spanish national team.“That’s what’s nice to have vets for; you can talk to them about different things,” Walton said. “Jose’s a well-traveled man and interesting man.” PHILADELPHIA — The Lakers could be closer to receiving some extra help to bolster their depth and effort in hopes of ending their eight-game losing streak.The Lakers (10-18) have listed reserve forward Tarik Black as questionable to play Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers (6-19) at Wells Fargo Center.After missing the past five games with a sprained right ankle, Black still will need to complete a pregame workout before the Lakers determine his availability. Black completed morning shootaround drills Friday, though Lakers coach Luke Walton said Black is “still nursing” his right ankle. Black also completed his first full practice Thursday.With the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Black averaging 5.9 points on 50 percent shooting and 5.2 rebounds in 15.4 minutes off the bench, the Lakers have struggled replicating his energy. Walton also called Black, rookie forward Brandon Ingram and second-year forward Larry Nance Jr. “three of our more active defenders” because of their hustle, length and versatility.